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Comptia Project + Project Management

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1. Technique that computes or iterates the project cost or project schedule many times using input values selected at random from probability distributions of possible costs or durations - to calculate a distribution of total project costs or completion






2. Any numbering system used to uniquely identify each component of the work breakdown structure






3. Approved integrated scope-schedule-cost plan for the project work against which project execution is compared to measure and manage performance






4. Analytical technique that uses mathematical models to forecast future outcomes based on historical results. it is a method of determining the variance from a baseline parameter by using prior progress reporting periods data and projecting how much th






5. Project schedule compression that changes network logic to overlap phases that would normally be done in sequence






6. Hierarchal organization where each employee has one clear superior and staff are grouped by areas of specialization and managed by a person with expertise in that area.






7. A condition or situation favorable to the project - a positive set of circumstances - a positive set of events - a risk that will have a positive impact.






8. The latest possible point in time that a schedule activity may begin based upon the schedule network logic - the project completion date and any constraints assigned to schedule activities without violating schedule constraint or delaying project com






9. Work that must be performed to deliver a product - service or result with the specified features and functions






10. Describes each component in the work breakdown structure (WBS). for each WBS component - the WBS dictionary includes a brief definition of the scope of statement of work - defined deliverables - a list of associated activities and list of milestones.






11. Monitoring and recording results of executing the quality activities to assess performance and recommend necessary changes






12. Determining which risks may affect the project and documenting their characteristics






13. The process of obtaining seller responses - selecting a seller and awarding a contract






14. Category or rank used to distinguish items that have the same functional use but do not share the same requirements for quality






15. Any item - internal or external - that is required by a process before that process proceeds






16. The amount of funds - budget - or time needed above the estimate to reduce the risk of overruns of project objectives to a level acceptance to the organization






17. Output from performing project management processes and activities. results include outcomes and documents.






18. Modification of a logical relationship that directs a delay in the successor activity. activity with a 10 day lag - cannot start until 10 days after an activity is finished






19. An estimating technique that uses the values of parameters - such as scope - cost - budget - and duration or measures of scale such as size - weight - and complexity from a previous similar activity as the basis of estimating the same parameter or me






20. Point in time that work was scheduled to start on a schedule activity. called planned start date.






21. Documented direction to perform an activity that can reduce the probability of negative consequences associated with project risks






22. An entry in the work breakdown structure that can be at any level






23. Aggregation of the processes - tools - techniques - methodologies - resources and procedures to manage a project






24. Work breakdown structure component below the control account with known work content but without detailed schedule activities.






25. Application of knowledge - skills - tools and techniques to project activities to meet the project requirements






26. Calculation of the early start and early finish dates for the uncompleted portions of all network activities






27. Permission and direction to begin work on a specific schedule activity or work package or control account. sanctions project work to ensure that the work is done by the identified organization - at the right time - and in the proper sequence






28. Centralized management of one or more portfolios - which includes identifying - prioritizing - authorizing - managing and controlling projects - programs and related work - to achieve specific strategic business objectives






29. Response to a negative risk that has occurred - workaround is not planned in advance of the occurrence of the risk event






30. Shortening the project schedule duration without reducing the project scope






31. Deliverable oriented hierarchical decomposition of the work to be executed by the project team to accomplish the project objectives and create the required deliverables






32. Developing a document that formally authorizes a project or phase and documenting initial requirement that satisfy the stakeholders needs and expectations






33. Subdivision (fragment) of a project schedule network diagram - usually representing a subproject or work package.






34. Calculated projection of cost performance that must be achieved on the remaining work to meet a specified management goal. ratio of remaining work to funds remaining






35. Hierarchically organized depiction of the identified project risks arranged by risk category and subcategory that identifies the various areas and causes of potential risks.






36. The area on either side of the centerline - or mean - of data plotted on a control chart that meets the customer's requirements for a product or service.






37. Defined function to be performed by a project team member






38. Analytical technique used to determine basic underlying reason that causes a variance or defect or risk






39. A general data gathering and creativity technique that can be used to identify risks - ideas or solutions to issues by using a group of team members or subject matter experts






40. Project model that translates the uncertainties specified at a detailed level into the potential impact on objectives that are expressed at the level of the total project. Monte Carlo Analysis






41. Number of labor units required to complete a schedule activity or work breakdown structure component






42. Document that describes how the project scope will be defined - developed and verified and how the work breakdown structure will be created and defined and that provides guidance on how the project scope will be managed and controlled by the project






43. Logical relationship where initiation of the work of the successor schedule activity depends upon the initiation of the work of the predecessor schedule activity






44. Documents and presentations that provide organized and summarized work performance information - earned value management parameters and calculations - and analyses of project work progress and status






45. Graphical representation of situations showing causal influences - time ordering of events and other relationships among variables and outcomes






46. Risk that remains after risk responses have been implemented






47. Hybrid contractual arrangement containing aspects of both cost reimbursable and fixed price contracts. time and material contract have no definitive end - can grow. units are preset by the buyer and seller.






48. Indications that a risk has occurred or is about to occur. also called risk symptoms or warning signs. should be watched or monitored in the risk monitoring and control process.






49. Amount of time that a schedule activity can be delayed without delaying the early start date of any immediately following schedule activities.






50. Approved specific version of the detailed scope statement - work breakdown structure (WBS) and its associated WBS dictionary